AT&T PROVIDES WIRELESS BACKBONE TO CISCO 3G WWAN HWIC.AT&T (NYSE NYSE
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HWIC High Speed Wan Interface Card ) for the Cisco Integrated Services In computer networking, IntServ or integrated services is an architecture that specifies the elements to guarantee quality of service (QoS) on networks. IntServ can for example be used to allow video and sound to reach the receiver without interruption. Router (ISR (Interrupt Service Routine) Software routine that is executed in response to an interrupt. ). AT&T made the announcement in conjunction with Cisco's launch of its 3G Wireless WAN HWIC solution.
The Cisco 3G Wireless WAN HWIC is a wireless module that is enabled for AT&T's UMTS/HSDPA-based BroadbandConnect service and is integrated in the Cisco ISR, which provides Internet Protocol See Internet and TCP/IP.
(networking) Internet Protocol - (IP) The network layer for the TCP/IP protocol suite widely used on Ethernet networks, defined in STD 5, RFC 791. IP is a connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol. (IP)-based data, voice, video and mobility services.
When using AT&T's Wireless WAN Connectivity Service in conjunction with the Cisco 3G Wireless WAN HWIC solution, customers will have a truly diverse and highly secure wireless broadband High-speed wireless transmission of data. What is "high" speed is always a changing number. Wireless systems are typically slower than land-based, wireline networks. In the past, wireless broadband started at 250 Kbps, whereas land-based broadband was generally considered to start at T1 backup to their Cisco ISR wireline data connections should those be disabled by cable cuts, weather or local access outages. Customers can configure their local area networks so that the Wireless WAN Connectivity Service automatically activates should the wireline connection be interrupted, thus achieving the truly redundant network architecture that helps ensure that critical applications keep running.
"The Cisco 3G Wireless WAN HWIC solution is the mechanism through which the worlds of wireline and wireless data are coming together for the first time within a single, enterprise-grade hardware platform," said Jeff Bradley Jeff Bradley is an American professional wrestler. He is perhaps best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling as Dudley Dudley, the leader of the Dudley Family. Career
Bradley was born in San Antonio, Texas and raised in Brandon, Florida. , vice president, wireless business data services, for AT&T. "This groundbreaking capability coupled with the AT&T Wireless WAN Connectivity Service -- which was the first commercially available service of its kind -- provides our joint AT&T and Cisco customers with a cost-effective, rapidly deployable, reliable and secure solution for remote sites and branch offices. This is an important addition to our portfolio of AT&T enterprise VPN (Virtual Private Network) A private network that is configured within a public network (a carrier's network or the Internet) in order to take advantage of the economies of scale and management facilities of large networks. resiliency options."
With more than 2 million units shipped, the Cisco ISR has a significant installed base in enterprise branch offices, and medium-sized and small businesses. The Cisco ISR with an AT&T-powered Cisco 3G Wireless WAN HWIC provides customers with such advantages as the following:
-- Automatic failover service for business continuity. -- Supplemental bandwidth access when the primary wireline link is overused. -- Rapidly deployable connectivity for temporary sites and businesses requiring portability or for remote locations lacking wireline infrastructure.
"AT&T's Wireless WAN Connectivity Service is a tried-and true-solution that is a perfect complement to the Cisco 3G Wireless WAN High-Speed WAN Interface Card," said Ian Pennell, senior vice president, access routing technology group, for Cisco. "While corporate mobile users will continue to adopt applications in a 'connected workforce," the combination of AT&T and Cisco means it will increase the utilization of 3G applications and extend new business services to enterprises of any size."
AT&T expects to begin offering its wireless business customers the Cisco 3G Wireless WAN HWIC solution in conjunction with the AT&T Wireless WAN Connectivity Service in June 2007 through a co-sale arrangement with Cisco.
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